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FDA: Risk of blindness from compounded eye drugFDA warns that this compounded eye drug could lead to a disease that causes blindness.
How to evaluate the guidelines of antibiotic reactions in surgeryEye surgeons should use intracameral antibiotics only in select situations; they should avoid aminoglycosides, and they should not use vancomycin as prophylaxis. Michael Jumper, MD, offered this perspective as part of an overview of antibiotics used in intraocular surgery during the Glaucoma Symposium at the 2017 Glaucoma 360 meeting.
Antibiotic stewardship programs: 4 case studiesAll antibiotic use has the potential to contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance. That’s why it is key to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in order to slow the growth of resistance.
Dropless cataract surgery yields postoperative prophylaxis for patients, practicesDropless cataract surgery—a combination of anti-infective and anti-inflammatory drugs injected transzonularly or through the pars plana for deposit into the vitreous—reduces the need for topical postoperative drops.
The 4 most problematic drug shortagesDrug shortages are significant public health threats. They can delay, or even deny, critical care for patients. Here are the four drugs in shortage that are among the most problematic.
Patients who think they are allergic to penicillin probably are notMany people who report an allergy to penicillin actually are not allergic to penicillin, according to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, in Atlanta.
Oral vancomycin can help prevent recurrent C difficile infectionsOral vancomycin (Vancocin) prophylaxis may be effective for the prevention of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection with minimal risk to the patient, according to a poster presentation at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
Oral vancomycin can help prevent recurrent C difficile infectionsOral vancomycin (Vancocin) prophylaxis may be effective for the prevention of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection with minimal risk to the patient, according to a poster presentation at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
Shortage of IV metronidazole antibiotic prompts indication-specific alternativesThere has been a recent national backorder of iv Metronidazole (Flagyl) due to manufacturing delays with Hospira. As a result of this delay Hospira has not been able to provide a tentative timeline or estimate date of when IV metronidazole will be available to purchasers/buyers once again. While this situation plays out, there are general management strategies that might be implemented based on the facility.
Poor prescribing practices for antibiotics put patients at riskPoor antibiotic prescribing practices are putting patients at risk for allergic reactions, super-resistant infections, and deadly diarrhea cause by Clostridium difficile, according to new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).